Home inspections are an essential part of the real estate process and offer benefits to both home buyers and sellers. While they are commonly associated with home buyers, home sellers also have much to gain from investing in a thorough certified home inspection before putting their house up for sale.
By identifying potential problems with the building before listing it on the market, sellers can avoid costly and time-consuming negotiations that can derail a deal. A pre-listing inspection provides peace of mind and a competitive edge, ensuring a smooth and successful sale.
Pre-Offer Inspection Services Add Home Buying Confidence in Hot Markets with Bidding Wars
Real estate markets have continued to be in high demand throughout most of the year – with low supply resulting in multiple bid scenarios – and show no signs of slowing down in the near future. In order to better prepare homebuyers and Realtors before multiple offers begin flowing on a property, we’ve developed three new Pre-Offer Inspection Services.
In hot housing markets where bidding wars are the norm, it’s not always possible to have a traditional home inspection completed post-offer. By providing more options, homebuyers and Realtors alike will better understand the inner workings of the property sooner than ever before. The new Pre-Offer Inspection Services include the following three options.
Pre-Offer Services We Provide.
Service #1: Verbal Consultation During Viewing
Our highly trained home inspector will join you and your REALTOR® during the home viewing to provide a live verbal report. While you’re touring the property, we conduct a high-level, 45-60-minute non-invasive visual survey of the property’s major systems – including the interior, heating/cooling, electrical, plumbing, exterior and roofing. We verbally communicate observations to provide transparency and education pre-offer so you can be confident in your decision to make an offer on that property. As an added bonus, after your offer has been accepted, our inspector will return to complete a full inspection at a reduced rate, which will include a digital report, warranty and lifetime appliance safety recall monitoring.
Service #2: Full Pre-Offer Property Inspection
Our inspector completes a full inspection pre-offer, which includes a digital report, warranty and lifetime appliance safety recall monitoring. We evaluate major systems, including the interior, heating/cooling, electrical, plumbing, exterior and roofing. This comprehensive report becomes the property’s operations manual, which details deficiencies, safety concerns, system shut-off locations as well as maintenance suggestions. Complimentary technical advice is included for as long as you own the home when you’ve opted for our full inspection service.
Service #3: Technical Advice During Viewing
If you see something you’re unsure of during a home viewing, we’re here to help! Simply snap a photo/video and text it to us. We’re happy to provide free, no-obligation remote technical advice to help ensure you’re confident in making an offer.
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